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As The Chronicle continues to closely follow the impact of a disruption of the City of St Helens telephone, email and computer systems, we have learned the the City is now using a third party forensic IT firm that specializes in cyber security as it continues its investigation. Read more

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Changes are coming to different sites throughout the city of St. Helens; namely the Columbia View Park stage, rental rates for the St. Helens Recreation Center, a site plan for an RV Park, and a lease agreement between the city and the Masonic Building. Read more

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It’s not often that The Chronicle gets an invitation to go back stage for a behind-the-scenes look at a Missoula Children’s Theater production, so we took advantage of the opportunity on Jan. 14, just a few days before the production of Cinderella in St. Helens. Read more

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The Port of Columbia County is now involved in a study to ascertain how resilient the Scappoose Industrial Airpark (SIA) would be in the event of a major disaster, such as the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake Read more

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The latest celebration for former Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter’s legacy has raised $1,600, which will be used to support scholarships for graduating high school seniors in Columbia County. Read more

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All the City of St. Helens city departments continued to be without computers, email and phone services late Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16. Read more

St. Helens Mayor Rick Scholl said the top issues facing the city in 2020 will be waterfront development, public works issues dealing with roads, sewer and water, and the city’s industrial properties. Read more

Oregon State University researchers have led the development of a new model for studying vitamin D’s role in infection prevention, and tests using the model suggest that vitamin D treatment can dramatically reduce the number of disease-causing bacteria in skin wounds. Read more

The St. Helens School Board is expected to take action in February to approve a bond package amount to best update St. Helens High School and serve the St. Helens community for many years to come, according to a release from the school district. Read more

A stolen auto suspect eluded law enforcement agents following a traffic stop and police foot chase on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 8, north of Clatskanie. Read more

Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D) isn’t ready to predict how the U.S. Senate will vote concerning the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Read more

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) reports that former St. Helens resident James Allen Smith,77, died January 2. Allen was incarcerated at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton and passed away in the infirmary. Read more

When the new year rolls around, looking back on the past year is something that most organizations do, including one that many Columbia County residents may overlook: the county’s animal shelter. Read more

Cyndi Warren, district manager for the Rainier Cemetery District, along with the district’s sole employee, Kevin Crawford, sexton and manager, have known for a long time they needed more assistance with general upkeep of the district’s 12 cemeteries. Read more

The St.Helens Police and the Columbia County District Attorney's Office have released video of a shooting incident and the use of deadly force by officers against Michael Veatch on Oct.9. Read more

Months after opening for the school year, St. Helens Middle School (SHMS) students, staff and administrators have officially celebrated the completion of construction of their new school. Read more

This past summer and fall, St. Helens and other Columbia County commuters endured the traffic impact of the $5.6 million Cornelius Pass Improvement Project. Read more